Author: Ahmad Hasan Qurashi
Publisher: Suhail Academy
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: New
Description from the publisher: The Parables of the Quran is a remarkable attempt to introduce Qur’anic parables to the readership at large and beaks fresh ground in Qur’an Studies.
This book takes a brief look at the traditions of the parable in literate and non-literate cultures around the world. It goes on to explore the significance of the term parable in Arabic, Hebrew and Western literature. It demonstrates that the Islamic concept of the parables as reflected in the Qur’an as well as the Hebrew concept are very comprehensive and have much in common. In the spoken words of Jesus the parable evolves as a literary genre. It is also pointed out that the Biblical parables are quite different from the Qur’anic parables in their literary and moral orientation. The question of the exact number of parables in the Qur’an is also discussed at some length. This study presents the text of thirty-nine parables of the Qur’an augmented with Qur’anic analogues, relevant Hadith literature, and selected Qur’anic commentaries, both classical and contemporary. The moral and ethical dimension of the parables is brought out. The aesthetics of the parables is highlighted in terms of an analysis of the relationship of form to imagery, symbolism, narrative structures and subject matter. This analysis is offered with the sole objective of brining into focus the timeless beauty, uniqueness, and the perfect harmony of form and content of the Quranic parables.